uninstalling packages...

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Nov 21 21:13:52 GMT 2005

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 03:07:40PM +0000, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Javier Matos wrote:
> >Hello, I want information about uninstallation of packages. I know how to 
> >perform that kind of actions but I really want to know if something like 
> >pkg_add "a_package" and then pkg_delete "a_package" really delete ALL 
> >FILES installed with pkg_add command.
> > 
> >
> In short, yes.  This isn't windows :-)
> The long answer is that each package provides information about what 
> files it installs and thus what files to de-install.  So the maintainer 
> of the package/port has to get the list of files correct, but I've 
> rarely seen any problems.  So if you find that a package isn't deleting 
> something you should ask here or contact the port maintainer.

We monitor for it constantly on the pointyhat package build cluster.
It's sometimes the case with new ports or upgrades, but these are
almost always fixed within a day or two.

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